Outreach and Education Update
Lindsey Rustad was featured in the McAuliffe-Shephard Discovery Center's Featured Women in STEM Series:
IF/THEN launched its digital library of women STEM innovators, for educational and other noncommercial use, on July 20. The IF/THEN Collection has thousands of photos, videos, and other assets that authentically represent women in STEM fields and is the largest free resource of its kind.
Click here to view the full collection: https://ifthencollection.org/
Click here to view Lindsey Rustad's page: https://ifthencollection.org/lindseyr
IF/THEN is collaborating with GoldieBlox to produce Curiosity Camp, a boredom-busting virtual camp for girls ages 6-12. Curiosity Camp is designed to keep young minds engaged and entertained with activities, videos, and surprises focused on STEAM learning.
Background information: https://www.thegarysue.com/2020/06/27/goldieblox-if-then-launch-curiosity-camp/
Lindsey Rustad's Draw Her Life video for Curiosity Camp is available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SzcxneF5CM8&feature=youtu.be
On July 23, U.S. Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) attended a Hubbard Brook science briefing, featuring the work of Dr. Lindsey Rustad (Ice Storm Experiment), Dr. Alix Contosta (Winter Weather Whiplash), Dr. Charley Driscoll (Carbon Scenarios for Air Quality), and Tyler Edwards (Young Voice of Science: Hopes and Concerns for Our Social and Environmental Future). Congresswoman Kuster described how she applied what she learned at last summer's science briefing. While developing her clean Energy Agenda, she shared Hubbard Brook science with colleagues in D.C. and around the state during clean energy listening sessions. She also brought Hubbard Brook science to hearings of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and Energy Subcommittee. She was a strong supporter of the Great American Outdoors Act and is currently working on the Moving Forward Act, emphasizing clean energy investment for resilient climate infrastructure. Congresswoman Kuster indicated that she plans to continue to apply Hubbard Brook science in her work to attest to and address climate change. Thank you, HB panelists, for sharing your research so generously. These briefings are organized by the Hubbard Brook Research Foundation.
On July 28, Lindsey Rustad was the Camp Night Speaker for the Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Southeast: STEM Role Models.
On July 29, Charley Driscoll participated in a panel discussion with the New Hampshire League of Conservation Voters following a virtual screening of the documentary, "Climate Change: The Facts," narrated by David Attenborough.
Hubbard Brook's new educational activity, Caterpillars Count is being piloted this summer by the Waterville Valley Recreation Dept. Summer Camp. The program is patterned after the annual caterpillar census conducted by the bird crews at HBEF. Thanks to Nick Rodenhouse and members of the bird crew for assisting with the development of the lesson, which was authored by Amey Bailey, Forest Technician at HBEF, and Sarah Thorne, Educator for HBRF.